|The Ladies Protection and Relief Society (founded in 1853) commissioned this retirement home for elderly women|
|The structure is made of reinforced concrete (a building material Morgan often used) and faced with brick. Terra cotta trim decorates the building, although it is not multi-colored. (Many of Morgan's works use colorful mat-glazed terra cotta. See, for example, the Oakland YWCA.) Morgan used a variety of historic styles, here a vaguely English style. The facade is symmetrical with decorative chimney caps and down spouts at regular intervals. The central bay has a larger dormer at the top with a decorative front-facing gable with five windows and a finial at the summit. The second register of the central bay features a three-sided overhanging porch.|
The main entrance
|The symmetrical facade features two large bay windows on the first floor on each side of the entrance. They also indicate main public areas in the interior.|
The two ends of the building
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